Pilates Equestrian Training South Portland ME

Local resource for Pilates equestrian training in South Portland, ME. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to Pilates studios, Pilates equipment, Pilates mats as well as information on Pilates training and content on Pilates equestrian training.

South Portland Snap Fitness
(207) 799-0864
747 Broadway
South Portland, ME
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Old Orchard Snap Fitness
(207) 934-6136
2 Cascade Rd.
Old Orchard Beach, ME
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture
(207) 774-6251
138 Saint John St
Portland, ME
 
O D On Fitness
(207) 774-2348
15 Monument Sq
Portland, ME
 
Willerson Thos E Chirprctr
(207) 874-2225
1385 Congress St
Portland, ME
 
Falmouth Snap Fitness
(207) 899-4473
65 Gray Rd.
Falmouth, ME
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Full Circle Synergy School of Tai Chi Chuan
(207) 780-9581
500 Forest Ave
Portland, ME
 
Planet Fitness
(207) 879-2200
145 Marginal Way
Portland, ME
 
Ocean Fitness
(207) 767-1831
490 Preble St
South Portland, ME
 
Sheraton South Portland
(207) 775-6161
363 Maine Mall Rd
South Portland, ME
 
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Pilates for Equestrians

photo by Bob GoberBy Elizabeth Hanson 

As Pilates instructors we know that restoring balance, strength and flexibility in the body will help anyone improve in their favorite sport. For equestrians of all disciplines and levels this is particularly true, as riding can be hard on the body. Until recently, riders have not given much credence to cross-training as a way to improve their performance. Fortunately, this is changing and more equestrians are realizing that if they want to get the most out of their ride, they need to spend some time off the horse improving their physical condition.

Having worked with riders for many years, I have found that the best way to get their attention is to learn how to “speak equestrian” in Pilates sessions. They want to know how each exercise will help them with their particular riding issues. If you understand what the imbalances in their bodies cause them to do incorrectly on horseback, you can make their Pilates workouts more effective, and most importantly, give them big incentive to come back. Knowing how to assess pelvic imbalances and spinal conditions and apply correctives, as I do for my equestrian clients, is a great tool for any Pilates instructor.

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